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The Fisherman and his Soul

Tales by Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde

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In The Fisherman and his Soul, a young Fisherman finds a Mermaid and wants nothing more than to marry her, but he cannot, for one cannot live underwater if one has a soul. He goes to his priest, but the priest tells him his soul is his most precious possession, and the soulless mermen are lost. He tries to sell it to merchants, who tell him it is not worth anything. He goes to a witch, who tells him his soul is his shadow, and says how it can be cut away with a viper-skin knife after he dances with her.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Interactive Media
Imprint:
Sovereign
Edition:
New
Publication Date:
2019
Series:
Tales by Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde (Author)

Oscar Wilde was one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. At university he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheti...

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